Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Espoir 2000

Espoir 2000 is a Zouglou group from the Côte d’Ivoire/ Ivory Coast. The group was formed by three young men in the community of Koumassi, Abidjan in 1997. In their songs they are announcing the society problems. Listen to their great song “Je t’aime”:

Music from the US/ Armenia – Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber starting his own solo project “REW<<” is best known for beeing part of Eric & Magill, where he wrote some pieces, e.g. ‘All those I know’. Born in Wisconsin, US, he grew up and started playing some music with friends there. He’s a part armenian and was traveling around the world for some years, getting influenced by different music styles as Lingala and Tarab music from Kenya. While he wrote REW<< , he was traveling back to the United States after living in Kenya for two years. He describes this record as his emotions he felt while traveling and ending a chapter in his life. Ryan Weber wrote and recorded in hotel rooms in Kenya, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. He describes this in this way: ‘I think rather than being influenced by genre, I’m influenced by my surrounding, music is a component of surrounding, but not the whole, as am I, thus I try to channel what I’m feeling in that setting.’ Listen to “Departeueres“, an amazing collection of records, fitting perfectly here. Thanks Ryan Weber for these amazing sounds!

“While listening to Ryan Weber’s album “Departeueres” you could really chill down and enjoy these amazing soft dream pop melodies”

Music from the US – The Last Goodnight

The Last Goodnight are an US-american alternative rock band Connecticut. They became famous in 2007 with their pop hit “Pictures Of You”:

Music from Norway – Jenny`s Vision Project

About one year ago, Jenny`s Vision Project contacted us.  They are a pop ballad music project from Norway, started in 1991. But they went different paths and Øivind Kristian Stavik invested in a home studio in 2012. Today I found their old post and saw that they released many new songs. Listen to their nice piece “The Last Good Kiss”:

Listen to their nice song “The Greatest Faith with vocals” too!

Music from Iran/Sweden – Arash

Arash, born in 1978 in Tehran is an irianian singer who’s living in Sweden since his childhood. Listen to his nice song “Pure Love” featuring Helena Josefsson:

Music from France – Joachim Pastor & Romain Dalman

Joachim Pastor & Romain Dalman are two french DJs and producers from Paris. Listen to their absolutely amazing remix of “Jimmy” by Moriarty:

Music from Russia/the US – Regina Spector

Regina Spector is a russian american singer born in New York. Her music includes pop, indie and anti-folk elements. Here’s the song “Don’t leave me”: